Saibante Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Auct. T. 3. 1-21, T. 4.1-24, T. 5.1-6
  • Dates of Creation
      10th-17th century
  • Language of Material
      Ancient Greek (to 1453).
  • Physical Description
      51 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Greek manuscripts collected by Saibante, including manuscripts relating to Saint John Chrysostom and Greek literature.

Administrative / Biographical History

Giovanni Saibante of Verona.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were purchased in 1820 for 500.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions, in Latin, are in Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853; reprinted with corrections, 1969).

Brief one-line descriptions, with shelfmarks and short titles, are in Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, nos. 20497-20548.